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Arthur L Johnson High School

Public | PK, 9-12 & ungraded | 848 students

 
 

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Posted November 14, 2010

This school is a major disappointment, especially when compared to other high schools in the Union County area. It was not uncommon in the early years of this decade for students to fail out of nearby private schools, such as Roselle Catholic, Union Catholic, and Mother Seton, and then excel academically at Johnson. It's not that teachers are helping students succeed at Johnson; it's that the standards are lowered.


Posted October 5, 2009

Arthur L. Johnson gave me a great start in my journey toward a successful career in Information Technology.


Posted October 5, 2006

With all the taxes we pay, the school is a tremendous disappointment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2005

The school has recently undergone a downsizing that has hurt staff moral. The budget cuts have left teachers over burdened, teaching six periods a day.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 4, 2005

ALJ administration is extremely experienced and along with their dedicated teachers, the teenagers get a great education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2005

I feel the High School is over rated in some things.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2004

Johnson is a great school that prepared you for the real world. The dedicated teachers are perhaps the most wonderful aspect of the school. I would not have changed my high school experience for anything. The diverse array of extracurricular activities allowed me to explore so many interests. I am proud to be a Crusader and better for it.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 26, 2003

Going to Johnson might not be great while you're there, but being in college now I realize how great our teachers were. They really prepared me for a college carreer, where as many students in my classes were stuggling to make it.
—Submitted by a former student


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About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 92% in 2013.

199 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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96%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
96%
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

199 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
79%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA) to test students in grade 11 in language arts literacy and math. The HSPA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. Students are required to pass the HSPA in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students96%
Female96%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special education64%
General education100%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant96%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students89%
Female92%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education32%
General education97%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant89%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA) to test students in grade 11 in language arts literacy and math. The HSPA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. Students are required to pass the HSPA in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 58% in 2013.

219 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
90%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) to assess students in Biology. The New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) is standards-based, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Biology I

All Students80%
Female83%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Special educationn/a
General education84%
English language learnersn/a
Not migrant80%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) to assess students in Biology. The New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) is standards-based, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

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SAT participation

97%

SAT college ready

39%

Graduation rate

97%


1 This rating is based on 2012-13 NJ ASK, HSPA, and/or NJBCT results from the New Jersey Department of Education.

2 This rating is based on composite SAT scores, ACT/SAT participation, and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2012-13.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 89% 51%
Hispanic 7% 22%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 9%
Black 1% 16%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 5%N/A34%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Clark, NJ 07066
Phone: (732) 382-0910

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